The loss of a pet

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Howell Book House, May 28, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
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The Loss of a Pet, New Revised and Expanded Edition
Sadly, all living things die. While you can never be completely prepared for that time, what is offered by Dr. Wallace Sife in these pages can help you draw upon new strength to ease your grief and pain.

In this fully revised and expanded edition of the award-winning book The Loss of a Pet, Dr. Sife, one of the pioneering authors and counselors in the field of pet bereavement, covers all viewpoints of bereavement for a beloved animal companion. This book includes practical suggestions, as well as brief case histories, and illustrates the insights that Dr. Sife has gleaned from his many years of experience.

In addition to helping the reader cope with the death of a much-loved pet, The Loss of a Pet addresses pet losses that are not death-related. Dr. Sife has specially designed this book to help you learn more about yourself through the grieving process and to successfully cope with this unique kind of loving and griefand, most importantly, to help you realize that you are not alone.

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User Review  - Kacie223 - LibraryThing

A very good book on coping with the loss of a beloved pet. I bought this when I lost one of my dogs and it was quite helpful in dealing with the grieving process. Read full review

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This is a very basic review of pet loss. It offers some good advice for those who are new to the arena of grief and pet loss. This book offers a good beginning to understanding the issues surrounding pet loss and serves as an introduction.


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WALLACE SIFE, PH.D., is an internationally respected professional pet bereavement counselor practicing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder and first president of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB). In its first edition, The Loss of a Pet received the coveted Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writer's Association of America.

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